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Muslim attitudes towards war and peace are based on the Bible.
Islam is a religion which advocates peace and peace-making.
Jihad means 'to struggle in the way of Allah'.
Harb al-Muqadis means a Holy War.
For Muslims war is fought for revenge.
'Hate your enemy mildly; he may become your friend one day' is a teaching from the Qur'an.
Once peace has been restored people should avoid one another so that there is no more risk of fighting.
Fighting must continue until the Muslims are sure of victory.
Islam teaches that all people are equal and deserve equal respect.
War can only be used as a last resort.